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Your Call: Steve Bannon, the man behind Donald Trump

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Steve Bannon

 

How is Steve Bannon shaping the executive branch?

Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist is credited with drafting the first wave of executive orders, including the Muslim ban. Bannon has also been appointed to sit on the National Security Council, which critics say is an unprecedented elevation of a political advisor to a forum that weights decisions about war.

The former executive of Breitbart News, which provides a platform for white nationalists, Bannon questions legal immigration andviews Islam and China as primary threats. Who is Steve Bannon and what does he plan to do with his newfound power?

Guest:

Sarah Posner, reporter with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute

Web Resources:

Daily Kos: Senate Committee now taking calls on Bannon's appointment to Security Council! Here's contact info

The New York Times: I Was on the National Security Council. Bannon Doesn’t Belong There.

Fresh Air: Exploring The Nationalistic And Christian Right Influences On Trump

Mother Jones: How Donald Trump's New Campaign Chief Created an Online Haven for White Nationalists

The Daily Wire: I Know Trump's New Campaign Chairman, Steve Bannon. Here's What You Need To Know.

The Nation:  Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination

The New York Times: Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles

The New York Times: What Trump’s Changes Mean for the National Security Council

The Daily Wire: 3 Thoughts On Steve Bannon As White House 'Chief Strategist'

USA Today: Steve Bannon’s own words show sharp break on security issues

New York Times: President Bannon

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.